Have you been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault?
If your life or the life of a loved one has been affected by an injury, Quittance Legal Services can help.
What sort of injuries can I claim for?
Each year, we help injured claimants in Baldock, Hertfordshire and across the UK get compensation for:
Can I make a claim?
You should be eligible to make an injury claim if your injury occurred:
- in the last three years (limitation) and
- was caused by another party (causation) and
- that party owed you a duty of care (liability).
Are there any other points to consider?
Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful compensation claim will be possible, such as the accident circumstances or how close to the claim limitation date you are.
Talk to a legally trained expert now on 0800 376 1001 to find out if you have a claim. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:
The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:
- the extent of your injury, and
- any financial losses or costs you have incurred.
At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.
This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.
General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.
Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.
What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)
Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:
- Lost earnings (including future earnings)
- Medical treatment costs
- Travel costs
- Costs of care
- Costs of adapting your home or car
Calculate my injury compensation
Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.
Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.
Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:
Baldock road accident claims
Baldock cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians have a right to start a claim for compensation if they are hurt due to someone else's negligence.
No matter if you were hurt in a car collision on Baldock's roads, or have been involved in a cycling accident, the Quittance guide explains what you need to do to make a road accident injury claim.Road accident claims
Work accident claims in Baldock
You may be enttitled to make a work accident claim if you?ve been injured as a result of your employer's negligence.
Whether you are a full or part-time employee, a temp or on a zero-hours contract, our work accident claim guide explains your legal rights and how to start a successful claim.Work accident claims
Other injury claim types
Injuries in a public place
Officially reported figures underline the fact that slips and trips are the most common cause of injury at work in Hertfordshire and the UK. These types of accident are typically the cause of injuries filed under a different category e.g. being struck by moving machinery or a fire related accident. Public liability cases for injuries like fractured ankles happening on poorly maintained roads are also quite common with pavement trips having occurred on Whitehorse St and on Norton Road.
When someone is injured or becomes ill as the result of the carelessness of a doctor, nurse or other medical professional, it may be possible to make a medical negligence claim. If you have been affected by clinical negligence, Quittance's panel of expert clinical negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.
If you are just looking for closure or answers instead of financial compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. You can contact Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, for example, to follow the formal NHS complaints process against East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.
Read more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims
More injury claim types
Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing impact on an injured person. Damages will lessen the financial load on an injured claimant so they can focus on rehabilitation.
Read more: No win, no fee serious injury claims
Baldock No win, no fee Solicitors
A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.
Under a CFA, Baldock injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.
The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee
Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Baldock, Hertfordshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.
What do I pay if I win my injury claim?
Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.
By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.
You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.
What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?
You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.
Caring and sensitive support
Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.
Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.
If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.
We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.
Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:
if you can claim
to start a claim
Have the solicitors handled many Baldock claims?
We are a national panel of SRA regulated personal injury solicitors that assists people in Baldock, Hertfordshire and across the country, obtain financial compensation for their injuries.
In 2017, we helped hundreds of claimants in Hertfordshire get compensation for a range of accidents and injuries, from accidents on the road to ladder accidents.
With a first-rate claims record, we make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible. Local medical centres, home visits (if required) and a team of experts only a phone call away, means you can focus on getting back to where you were before your injury.
Do you work on 100% No Win, No Fee?
If your claim is not successful, 100% of the solicitor's fees are covered. With nothing to pay up front, you only pay a success fee if your solicitor wins your case.
Will I need a local solicitor?
The location of the lawyers office is not very relevant as injury cases are, as a matter of course, managed by phone and email.
It is however necessary to instruct a law firm that has medical facilities near you as claimants will almost always need to attend a medical exam.
Injury lawyer reviews in Baldock - Tips for comparing firms
There is often no substitute for picking up the phone and talking to a solicitor about your claim. Reviews for personal injury law firms are a useful when contrasting the approach and service levels offered by different firms.
Can I claim for someone else?
Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.
If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.
The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.
Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?
You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.
However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.
How long will my claim take?
The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.
For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.
Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.
Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:
Personal injury claim type
Estimated claim duration*
4 to 9 months
6 to 9 months
12 to 36 months
12 to 18 months
6 to 9 months
3 to 4 months**
12 to 18 months**
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.
Will I have to go to court?
Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.
Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.
Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.
Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?
No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.
Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.
Can I get an early compensation payment?
If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.
An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.